AP® Literature and Composition

  • Name:

    AP® Literature and Composition (ENGL500)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    American Literature (ENGL300); A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

AP® Literature and Composition

Description:

AP® Literature is designed to strengthen the student’s ability to read and interpret the various genres and motifs in literature. This class will help prepare the student to take the AP® exam in Literature at the end of the school year, but the class will not “teach to the test.” Students will write multiple essays utilizing excellent analysis, structure, and phrasing. Literature readings will be mainly from British Literature, with selections from World Literature added. This class covers many of the literary pieces that the British Literature class covers, but it does so at a higher level, as it covers the worldviews of each major literary movement.

Special Notes:

If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that beginning in Fall 2019 the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. Please plan accordingly. For more information or if you have more questions, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org. Once on the site search Home-Schooled Students to find information on locating testing locations near you.

FROM THE TEACHER

Want to feel confident when you take the AP® Literature Exam? This is the course for you! Together, we will hone your existing analytical and critical thinking skills while we take on the challenge of writing with confidence and success. We will encounter challenging works, multiple practice opportunities, and useful feedback on our practice test performance. We will have real conversations about the issues each of our authors encountered and how those issues and ways of thought might still influence modern society and modern writers. We will learn how to view an author's work within the frame of his unique place in history, taking into consideration not only his social environment but also the personal aspects of his writing.

There is no reason to fear the AP® Literature Exam when you've worked all year through this course.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Everything was in order to be followed exactly. Really nice having the notes at the beginning of each week.

This course was very informative and I am excited for next semester.

This teacher is amazing and I am so thankful to have been put in her class. It is not hard to see that she genuinely cares about english and her students and it is a very inspiring and motivating energy.

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